the sea, shore, ocean, waves, rockpools, sand and beach are the inspiration behind many much-loved children’s books.

there’s something about the beach that brings us so much peace and happiness, even through reading.

to celebrate Book Week 2023,  we’ve picked our favourite children’s books with a beach or ocean theme. they are titles that are both new and old, and one’s we have read to our children and enjoyed just as much ourselves.

1. The Magic Beach

2. The Beach (Bluey)

3. The Rainbow Fish

4. That’s not my Turtle

5. 199 Things at the Seaside

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August 21, 2023